Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


A bill in Congress would give the EPA the power it needs to regulate chemicals.

  • May 1, 2015

The risk to the court lies in failing to step up to the historical moment and do so now.

  • Apr 29, 2015

The violence and destruction erupted after decades of institutional abuse.

  • Apr 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s clash of money and ethics.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s actions were heinous, but not everyone agrees he should receive the death penalty.

  • Apr 21, 2015

This past week shows even deep divisions can be overcome.

  • Apr 17, 2015

Can she avoid lashing out?

  • Apr 14, 2015

The announcement made no attempt to offer specific goals.

  • Apr 13, 2015

The issue of transgender rights has become, if not exactly mainstream, far less controversial.

  • Apr 10, 2015

President Obama would be wise to get congressional buy-in on the nuclear agreement.

  • Apr 7, 2015
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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